After RAD is acquired by Walgreen, they will also be controlled, owned and operated by Walgreen
And that's the point I'am making. If you have a Rite Aid store next to a Walgreen store after the merger, if it happens, you would have 2 Walgreen stores even if one store has a Rite Aid Sign on it.. That's not what the FTC will except.
RAD would needs to continue to operate as separate legal and operating subsidiary. This is how the acquisition of Duane Reade was handled.
Duane Reade is still Walgreen. It's controlled by Walgreen, the profits are Walgreen and on their investor page it is Walgreen stock posted. As far as the FTC, for their purpose, it's Walgreen.
Now when I worked for Eastman Kodak we spun off Eastman Chemicals and they had their own stock and were a total different company . as an employee we got a % of shares in the new company as well as our EK stock but they were totally different companies and Kodak did not profit from Eastman Chemicals.
Wholly owned subsidiary or folded completely under the Walgreen banner it would still be totally controlled by Walgreen's hence stores will be closed for competitive reasons.
You got it right ! The profits go to ONE company. There is only One stock, Walgreen.
3. No other bidders will come forward
That we can AGREE on.
RAD a subsidiary of WBA that could happen but why? What would be gained?
When the deal would close is up to the FTC. Walgreen has to find a buyer for many of the stores it owns and that takes time. When and if they have done what the FTC wants done the deal will close if both parties still want the deal done.
I still don't think the deal will ever be done but that's MY OPINION. It will be interesting to see the MARKET opinion after the vote which is a shoe in to pass for the merge. If the market reaction is to increase the spread between the PPS and the $9 or remain flat then the market is negative on the merge being done and the risk of losing the 9 bucks plus the current PPS is high and not a sure thing. If the PPS closes the gap to the target price ,9 bucks, then the deal will close. Good Luck !
you better get used to the fact its happening and you will then be a loser just like that superbowl six dude .. im quite pleased the stock is remaining where it is until we see 9 . go find another place to vent .. rad is out of the picture . Less
you can always tell the people that are scared I'am right. They always throw in an insult because that's all they know. That's their answer for everything they don't understand or can't argue against. I'am not always right and I don't tell people what to do. I just give my opinion in a civil way using the FACTS not insults you just can't stand what you don't want to hear. The BEST INVESTORS pay more attention to the negative than the positives and don't get emotional like you do with the insults just because you are scared of the truth. Good Luck !
Your ranting's make it appear that WAG did absolutely no homework prior to offering $17.5 billion dollars for Rad and you with your home research team and a borrowed computer have a much better handle on this lousy deal. Cut us a break please and pull the plug on your constant B/S posts.
You're personal insults mean you have no argument so you take the easy way out, insults. That's not the w
ay to make a point ! I'am sure Walgreen AT THE TIME did their home work but things change over time and Huge companies have made many errors going forward. Kodak invented the digital camera but wouldn't sell it because it would hurt the film cash cow. When Haloid (XEROX), went to IBM for start up money, IBM said their was NO FUTURE for a COPIER in the future office. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on a trip to XEROX stole the "Windows" idea from Xerox who invented it. The IBM typerwriter was invent by Sperry who gave up on the rotating element and sold the patents to IBM and every office in the USA had that typewriter.
Bottom line, companies make a lot of BAD DECISIONS !.
The main reason I got back in is because the lawsuits and other problems are already baked into the current PPS. I think a lot of lessons have been learn by mgmt. and that will be good going forward. Other reasons are the trend has been up, Zacks up SPCB to a 4 sell from a strong sell, little debt. cash on hand, good earnings est and things seem to be at a strong support for this level. The one negative is the heavy increase in "Shorts" which could backfire on the shorts and give us a good pop if they are wrong and as quiet as SPCB can be at times shorts could be surprised one day and forced to cover. Good Luck Longs !
I don't know when this article came out there's no date on it but it under Friday's news, I just saw it this morning and it is RIGHT ON. It answers a lot of questions people have has to why this deal is NOT A SURE THING and why their is a good chance to lose the $9 and the current $7 too. .The article is not a hit piece it just tells it like it is even stating the PPS can go up with another offer as I said also but they say that has a very low chance of happening as I also said.
They don't give any odds as to which way the deal will go but I will. This deal AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN and I don't think you will have to wait a year to find that out. As I have said the article hints to fact RAD will not be able to pay the debt if the profits continue to fall. All the RED FLAGS on the balance sheet point to BK and if that happens stockholders lose everything 99% of the time only the shorts and bondholders win once the stock is cancelled.
What are you trying to accomplish with the constant negativity? Are you trying to save RAD investors from themselves? You spend a great deal of your time posting for some reason.
Why do you have a problem with that ? If you can't stand the negative AND the positive of a stock then I hope you're not using REAL MONEY ! I'am not trying to save anybody. It's your money. Know the FACTS ! I said a long time ago the vote would be FOR the $9 merge and many posters said no we need more,more. Now that the bad numbers are out everybody can't wait for that 9 bucks. The market agrees with me with the current PPS (7's), that the 9 bucks is not a sure thing and there are RISKS because if Walgreen "WALKS" this stock will fall like a rock from the 7's and you can not only lose the 9 bucks but you will lose the 7 bucks too. Bottom line, it's a lot of Risks for a buck and a half MAYBE that you have to wait a year for. Remember you DON'T GET ANY OF THE MONEY if the deal doesn't go thur,Good Luck !